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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Andy's Child

We had another ultrasound this Monday, "routine" for twins, I guess we'll be having them about once a month from here on out. Like the last ultrasound I had a difficult time laying on my back for the majority of it. The nausea/discomfort at laying on my back has now progressed to even the slightest recline- car seats, pillows in bed, even my desk chair, so while I loved watching the babies move and do crazy things on the big screen I definitely breathed a sigh of relief when it was over. I'm counting my blessings though because I know if/when I am ever pregnant with just one baby I will miss all these little glimpses!
This week we verified that we do indeed have one boy and one girl, our little girl was much less shy about revealing herself to the camera and our baby boy was finally willing to give us a good look at his face. My ultrasound tech maintains that she is not supposed to give us 3D pics so shhh you didn't see the following images.

We also learned this week, now that baby boy is ok with showing us his face that he is truly Andy's child. Can a baby in the womb look any more like it's father than this kid?!"

Now I'd like you to prepare yourself for this next picture, this is how I knew this little boy most certainly does not take after his mother (please note, the mass to the left of the the pic is his sister's behind...he does have his reasons I suppose):

The next too images are of our baby girl, she was much more coy and rather sleepier than her brother. She also must be more apt to take after me since she is loath to show her face to the world when she just wakes up.

It's not as obvious with this child who she looks like but we think she's pretty darn cute nonetheless. I also like the fact that she appears to be sleeping quite peacefully and soundly. Hope you keep it up once you're born kiddo!

On an unrelated note, I took a nice long, relaxing bath this evening to help out my sore back. When I returned to my room I found this.

It refused to extricate itself from my sheets.

Even when I began taking close-ups of it's nostrils.
Glad I brushed it today, otherwise it might have left behind enough hair to make a 2nd Sammy.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thoughts For the Day...

1) I'm ready for hubby to come home. I must have gotten used to him being around because he's only been gone for two days!!
2) Love love love the new carpet, and so does Samson. He is snoring.
3) I enjoy watching "How It's Made" and currently they are showing how to make oreos. Mmmm I want an oreo, or 5.
4) So excited about my cloth diaper choices I could cry. The more I learn the more comfortable and adventurous I feel. So very tempted to buy the 3 pack on Babysteals.com today simply because the patterns are adorable. I. Will. Resist.
5) LOVE the bedding we picked out, now I just need paint. Contemplating asking hubby to paint the nursery while I'm in Georgia...it would be so nice to come to home to a finished paint job!! But at the same time, it's a lot of work and I don't mind helping...
6) Miss breathing freely while talking, laying on my back to read/watch TV, and sleeping on my belly. If this is the worst of my "grievances" I know I have it pretty darn good so I won't complain too much except to say: I miss these things.

The End, have a great Wednesday!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Go ahead and laugh...

I am SO excited about the prospect of cloth diapering.

I know many of you out there in cyber-land think I am nuts, but that only makes me all the more determined! I also have the benefit of lots and LOTS of other current cloth-users who tell me they love it...and NONE who have yet to say they hated it so much that they gave up.
As of a couple weeks ago we narrowed it down to pocket diapers- something I swore I wouldn't use because I didn't understand having to change the cover every time you changed the insert... Until I saw them in person that is! The pocket diapers just seem so much more fitted to me. They feel strong, sturdy, soft, and I can picture them lasting through multiple children. They are also very cute.
That said, I headed out to a boutique in Rockford today to start a registry for either Fuzzibunz brand or BumGenius. I ended up settling on Fuzzibunz on the advice of the store owner who made a good point: given my and Andy's height we would be safest to go with the higher rise of the Fuzzibunz to ensure them lasting through potty training. (These are one size diapers, meaning they grow with the babies, though we still intend to use disposable until they are out of newborn sized diapers).

Here is an example of a Fuzzibunz diaper...look how stinkin cute it is!!

Thankfully this store also carried a new brand called Flip Diapers that I had seen online but needed more information on. They are a perfect hybrid for me. They combine the fit and look of a pocket diaper with the convenience of a prefold (so you can reuse the cover and insert a new liner, most of the time). They also have biodegradable inserts perfect for days out- they can be thrown away just like a regular disposable diaper.

Here is a picture of a Flip Diaper in their pretty "Zinnia" color:

I'm sorry to say I opted to skip registering at the boutique in Rockford because I think it's just too far to drive for most of my friends and family but I found a great website (thanks to a friend) called Kelly's Closet that has some fantastic deals on packages as well as individual diapers. If you're curious check out the website! It's crazy how many options there are...